Serving a Critical Role in the Classroom

Substitute teachers play an important role in the everyday operations of a school district. Whether it’s stepping in while educators attend professional training or covering a long-term absence, the job of a substitute teacher is highly respected in the Johnston Community School District.

The district utilizes the Frontline Absence Management program to notify substitute teachers of an opening with the schools. For information regarding Absence Management, please contact Julie Manders at 515-278-0470 or

The 2022-23 Substitute Handbook is the go-to guide for educational professionals subbing within the Johnston Community School District.

2023-24 Substitute Handbook

In order to comply with EEOC guidelines, we respectively request that substitute teacher applicants do not contact Administrators, Directors or Supervisors. Thank you.